Eric Strucko, PhD, MPA, MPH, MPP
Chief Financial Officer
Keck Medicine of USC
Eric Strucko serves as chief financial officer for Keck Medicine of USC. Eric is responsible for developing and directing Keck Medicine’s strategic financial plans, financial and governmental reporting, accounting, budgeting, funds flow to the university, revenue cycle, health information management and material management (purchasing and supply chain). He oversees the financial management of all of the health system’s hospitals and clinical enterprises, including Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Care (the faculty physician group), USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and any new hospital acquisitions, affiliations, partnerships and joint ventures. Eric’s charge is to ensure the long-term financial viability of the health system while working with operational and strategy leaders to advance quality of service, clinical efficiency and organizational effectiveness. Additionally, Eric collaborates with the university to ensure a growing investment in biomedical and health science research and education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Prior to joining Keck Medicine, Eric served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group. There, Eric helped direct the enterprise’s financial strategy, including mergers, acquisitions and organic growth. Eric was part of an executive team that expanded patient care volume and market shares, while creating sustainable business models for the long-term financial viability of the clinical and academic enterprises.
During Eric’s tenure, Penn State Health acquired the St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Catholic Health Initiative, adding $280 million in annual revenue to the organization. In addition, Penn State Health acquired 6 practices, 178 providers and 23 clinic sites, growing health system revenue by $110 million. Penn State Health also expanded organically, adding 3 stories and 70 beds to the Children’s Hospital, constructing a 40,000-square-foot multispecialty ambulatory care clinic, building a 108-bed community hospital and planning an additional 144-bed community hospital. Ultimately, Eric ensured that the growth of Penn State Health’s clinical enterprise also enhanced the investments in biomedical and health science research and education at Penn State University and the College of Medicine.
Before Penn State Health, Eric served as the associate vice president for finance and business at Penn State University and controller of the College of Medicine; the chief financial officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group; and the budget director of the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University; a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University; a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University; a Master of Public Health from the University of Virginia; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Related Sciences and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Eric is also a retired Nationally Registered Paramedic.